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Online voice recorder. Using technology to enrich kindergarten conversations SmartBlogs. One of the most wonderful things about working with 5- and 6-year-olds is their ability to talk and communicate how they feel, their opinion, their ideas and what they understand.

Using technology to enrich kindergarten conversations SmartBlogs

They have an amazing ability and willingness to communicate. The communication is spontaneous, contagious, fun and so important as we begin to learn together. Their language is encouraged, enriched and enhanced through authentic opportunities to engage. When thinking about communication I am also thinking about the importance of having many opportunities for my students to have conversations inside and outside of the classroom. Penzu Classroom. Penzu Classroom is wonderful new web 2.0 site that allows educators/students to create online journals and more.

Penzu Classroom

This is done in a safe environment where educators create a journal/class and then students join via unique code (similar to ClassDojo). Once a student has joined a class a educator can send assignments, instructions, comment on student's work, etc. This is a great way for educators to organize and track their students all in one place via the cloud. Educators can use it for any type of writing assignments, rough drafts, and even use it to "flip" a lesson.

Media and Technology Resources for Educators. February 27, 2014 We are thrilled to announce the release of our entire Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum as a set of eight interactive, multimedia iBooks Textbooks, available for free in the iBooks Store... read more March 31, 2014 Imagine … a school district that is teaching Digital Literacy and Citizenship lessons to 28,000 K-12 students, with 1,800 trained teachers.

Media and Technology Resources for Educators

Is it possible? Last week, I hosted an inspiring webinar... read more Categories: Web 2.0 for the Under 13s crowd. Jul 05 As I lamented in my last post, many of the fabulous Web tools out there are restricted to users 13 and over.

Web 2.0 for the Under 13s crowd

ToonDoo - World's fastest way to create cartoons! Coggle - A Simple Mind-Mapping Tool. Last week I shared a presentation about mind maps, timelines, and collaborative brainstorming.

Coggle - A Simple Mind-Mapping Tool

Shortly after sharing that presentation I learned about Coggle. Coggle is a new, collaborative mind-mapping service that is very easy to use. To create a Coggle mind map just sign-in with your Google account and click the "+" icon to start your mind map. After entering the main idea of your mind map you can add branches by clicking the "+" icons that appear next to everything you type. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2012. Web 2.0 Links. Web 2 Tools by Task. Avators: Build your Wild Self - create a self portrait and learn about the animal parts incorporated into your avatar.

Web 2 Tools by Task

Mikons - where people communicate through visual symbols, logos, icons, or avatars to tell a story Voki.com is a web application that produces animated characters to which you can add your voice (or anybody else’s). Blogging / Bookmarking Tools: 43Things - share your list of 43 life goals/priorities Corkboard - create an online corkboard to collect images, text, video or even music. Paper.li – Be a publisher. The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You.

The Wordle of this list! (Click image to enlarge) One of the most popular posts on Edudemic in 2010 was The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You and I felt it might be time for an update to that list for 2011. In order to put together a list of the best Web 2.0 classroom tools, I polled my Twitter followers, Facebook fans (are they still called fans? Likes?)

Exploratree - Exploratree by FutureLab. Ninjawords - a really fast dictionary. Home of free rubric tools. Welcome to iRubric iRubric is a comprehensive rubric development, assessment, and sharing tool.

Home of free rubric tools

Designed from the ground up, iRubric supports a variety of applications in an easy-to-use package. Best of all, iRubric is free to individual faculty and students. iRubric School-Edition empowers schools with an easy-to-use system for monitoring student learning outcomes and aligning with standards. Click. Click. Finally, spend more time teaching and less time grading. Build, Assess, Share, Collaborate. "Use rubrics like never before. " It's Free. I just click on the box under each one of these,... and it does all the math for me. "Free? Individual educators and students can use iRubric and a hundreds of other free RCampus features at no charge. iRubric Enterprise Edition "Monitor student learning outcomes the efficient way.

" The iRubric Enterprise Edition empowers schools to take their assessments monitoring to the next level. We provide flexible licensing and hosting plans that meet your needs. 10 Free Web 2.0 Tools And How To Easily Use Them In Your Classroom. Earlier this week I had the opportunity to attend the first Ozarks Education Research Initiative (OERI) Teacher Technology Conference at Willard High School (MO). The learning sessions I attended were all very good and I am going to share 10 of the FREE tools I learned about below.

I will be incorporating them into how I teach and hopefully by using these tools during faculty meetings, PD sessions, and other opportunities as they arise, this will help us all to find ways to incorporate them into the classroom to engage our students even more. This quote from last week has stuck with me ever since it was spoken – “Date the tool. Marry the idea.” I don’t recall who this is attributed to, but it resonates with me still. Engagement is key! Twitter summary of OERI Teacher Technology Conference at Willard High School on May 30, 2012 via Storify This is a summary of the tweets sent out during the conference.

Socrative. Choose Your Own Adventure Videos: Tutorial. CogDogRoo - StoryTools.